Today we’re genuinely honored to introduce you to Gina Holzer, the Founder & CEO of Wholy Dose — a clean beauty and wellness supplement brand. Her products provide a much needed approach to beauty and wellness — one that challenges the status quo of how our culture defines and pursues beauty. On top of that, Gina and her team are equally stunning, a joy to work with, and powerhouse of women leading the way in wellness as we know it. We feel a little like kindred spirits, which is why we can’t wait to share some fun surprises we have in store for you all this holiday season! (More on that soon!)
Without furhter delay, please allow us to introduce to you the Founder & CEO of Wholy Dose: Gina Holzer.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your journey to founding Wholy Dose.
Hi! My name is Gina Holzer and I’m the Founder & CEO of Wholy Dose. Wholy Dose is a clean beauty and wellness supplement brand, with science-backed ingredients proven to provide restorative benefits for skin, hair, nails – as well as holistic health and wellness.
The idea for Wholy Dose stemmed from my 10 year search for a product that could improve my skin health, grow my hair thicker, strengthen my immune system, and most importantly, make me feel confident in my own skin so I wouldn’t feel the need to wear makeup in order to feel beautiful.
After countless products, nothing I tried gave me the results they promised, so I began to research and tested different supplement blends on myself until I discovered a formula that worked. For the first time in my life, my skin brightened up, pores tightened, hair and eyelashes grew thicker, and my immune system improved significantly where I stopped getting sick throughout the year.
Once I discovered the power of ingestible beauty (beauty from within), I wanted to share my experience to provide others with the education and access that I didn’t have, so that they could get results that most products can’t offer – which is when Wholy Dose was born.
What has been your personal experience with the current state of our beauty culture?
Growing up, I wish I looked different and always compared myself with the perception of what I thought beautiful was, which is the unrealistic beauty standard you see in the media. This beauty culture has driven an elusive perception of beauty and the belief that there is and can only be one definition of beauty.
Due to these insecurities, I never left the house (or even answered the door) without an ounce of makeup. This was my way of covering up my 'flaws' so I could have more self confidence – I never let anyone see me in my bare skin.
This drove me to finding Wholy Dose after searching for a product that could improve myself from the outside, so I could feel good and confident on the inside in a natural and effective way.
What is the magic behind Wholy Dose and your unique supplements?
Our blend of clean, scientific-backed ingredients! Wholy Dose’s base blend includes collagen, biotin, and silica, which are scientifically proven to work effectively together to boost your beauty and health, including your skin, hair, nails, metabolism, joints, energy, gut health, muscles, and bones to name a few.
We have blends that contain matcha and cacao, in addition to our base blend, for added benefits in mental and physical health.
We’d love to hear more from you on this statement: “redefining beauty, starting and ending with you.” Can you share more about what this means to Wholy Dose and what you hope your customers take away from their experience with Wholy Dose products?
At Wholy Dose, we believe everything you need to be beautiful is already in you and that Wholy Dose as more than a beauty product. We believe you’re the only person who can define your own beauty – beauty not founded in comparison, but self-acceptance, self-progress, and self-love.
Our products were created to provide results that you deserve, which is to feel confident and beautiful in your own skin without changing how you look or hiding who you are.
Wholy Dose helps you achieve self-acceptance, through supplementing the natural beautifying properties your body already creates, and self-progress, through the continuous journey of nourishing yourself with ingredients that improve you, inside and out – ultimately attaining self-love.
It’s clear that your mission is to cultivate a better beauty culture — how would you redefine “beauty”?
We’re redefining traditional beauty standards and replacing them with your own beauty. We believe that beauty doesn’t have one definition, standard, or look. Instead, beauty is within you and you’re the only one who can define what beauty means to you and how it makes you feel.
We celebrate you and instead of changing or covering up how you look, we improve you holistically from within, so you can shine on the outside while feeling great on the inside.
What is your go-to daily self-care regimen (including your supplements, mental health check ins, physical movement, etc)?
My daily self-care must-haves include keeping mornings to myself before the day starts (which includes my morning run during sunrise and eating a nourishing breakfast after), Wholy Dose Collagen regimen everyday, my skincare routine, taking breaks throughout the workday, and getting enough sleep.
What are 3 things you wish our current beauty culture would change today?
1. Change unrealistic beauty perceptions that are visualized through social media and other forms of media.
2. Focus more on improving yourself as opposed to changing or hiding who you are.
3. Teaching young girls that they are beautiful without anything other than themself. This is especially important to do at a young age to condition them to feel confident in themselves instead of comparing to what they're not.
Just for fun, and in the spirit of the holiday season — what is your favorite holiday tradition?
The holidays are my favorite time of year and I look forward to the days that follow Thanksgiving because that’s when the official Christmas spirit kicks in! Traditions here include playing Christmas music, decorating the tree and house, drinking lots of hot chocolate, and baking every now and then.
Where can we find Wholy Dose?
Wow! We’re so inspired by Gina and the Wholy Dose mission.
We’ll leave you with this quote from Gina: “We believe that beauty doesn’t have one definition, standard, or look. Instead, beauty is within you and you’re the only one who can define what beauty means to you and how it makes you feel. We celebrate you and instead of changing or covering up how you look, we improve you holistically from within, so you can shine on the outside while feeling great on the inside.” — Thank you, Gina!